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The Food that Fuels You

Many people use the start of the new year as a reminder to get back into their diet and exercise routine, but it’s important that we maintain these healthy habits throughout the entire year…

Some Things Can Wait. Colorectal Cancer Doesn’t.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and second-leading cause of death, taking 50,000 lives each year. However, thanks to years of raising awareness and education, there are currently over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors alive in the U.S. With the goal of keeping this number…

UF Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Philip Efron, M.D., Shawn Larson, M.D., Janice Taylor, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., who have been promoted within the UF College of Medicine. Philip Efron, Professor, Acute Care Surgery Shawn Larson, Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Janice Taylor, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Jose Trevino,…

Resident Q&A: Tyler Loftus, MD

Tyler Loftus, MD Fifth-Year Surgery Resident Q: When and how did you first decide you wanted to be a doctor? A: I decided I wanted to be a doctor when I was in high school. My parents are both chiropractors, and I was between chiropractic school and medical school.

Four Physicians Welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons

The UF Department of Surgery is excited to share the accomplishments of four of its surgeons! Sanda Tan, M.D., Ali Zarrinpar, M.D.,  Christiana Shaw, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., have all been welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons, or SUS. The mission of SUS is…

Society of Teaching Scholars Welcomes Christiana Shaw, M.D.

The Society of Teaching Scholars is pleased to welcome Christiana Shaw, M.D., as a new member! This prestigious society aims to honor and foster teaching and educational scholarship at the University Of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Shaw will aid the society in acting as role models demonstrating a…

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

Bonnie Green’s journey through breast cancer was mitigated by the support and expertise she received from UF Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mark Leyngold and UF Health breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Lisa Spiguel. Our surgeons worked together to get Bonnie where she is today – a thriving, artistic…

Department awarded grant for devices to support surgical skills training

The University of Florida department of surgery has been awarded a grant of products worth more than $364,000 by Ethicon, a manufacturer of surgical devices. The products, including a variety of advanced surgical devices and sutures, will be used to support surgical skills training for UF residents and…